Sights, Art & Culture


excursion , viewpoints/viewing platforms , excursion tips

Mountains from a bird's eye perspective
Not even a mighty eagle could make it to Lourdes on a single day! Even though hikers feel close to this unique pilgrimage site thanks to the small Lourdes Grotto and its statue of the Virgin Mary. You reach the chapel after conquering one third of the whole ascent. Without any effort walkers continue on the smooth forest trail leading to a giant golden eagle made of carved wood. The beautiful bird spreads out the wings covering almost 1.80 meters. You can climb the tree on a small staircase and watch the huge wings close-by. A kids‘ slide takes you down to earth again.
The king of birds – enjoy yourself an Eagle‘s View from almost 1,400 m altitude. Soar with the eagles towards the mighty Alpine peaks which only seem a stone‘s throw away.
You simply need a small telescope provided on the vantage platform to make out the nearby mountains: Fünffingerspitze, Hahlkogel, Fundusfeiler or Gamskogel.
Starting Point: chapel next to primary school Längenfeld-Espan
Walking time, both ways: 2.5 to 3 hours
Difficulty level: intermediate
Difference in altitude: 220 m

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Heavenly devilish
The pleasant Duringweg walking route travels along the shore of the Ötztaler Ache river. Literally, there is no devilish sulfur in the air but pleasant scents reminding of freshly cut trees, moss and wild berries. The hike‘s ascent travels along Panoramaweg trail to the Teufelskanzel area marked with a Tirolean flag.
Here you should watch out for the blazing red devil with a trident made of steel, poking out his long tongue.
Legend has it that the local farmer and hunter Bartl sold his soul and made a deal with the devil. In return the devil promised wealth and prosperity. You are warmly invited to read the end of the whole story written on the huge information board on the spot.
One thing is for sure, the farmer Bartl enjoyed an equally fantastic view of Längenfeld‘s basin, the Suspension Bridge, Brand and Burgstein.
Starting point: Camping Längenfeld, footbridge over Ötztaler Ache river
Walking time, both ways: 2.5 - 3 hours
Difficulty level: easy - intermediate
Difference in altitude: 300 m

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Hängebrücke Längenfeld

excursion , bridge/footbridge , viewpoints/viewing platforms , excursion tips

Adventurous Touch
Brand and Burgstein, two sun-kissed Alpine plateaus reminding of bird‘s nests towering 200 meters above the valley floor. Superb panorama, great rest stop areas. Recently linked by a spectacular Suspension Bridge. A loop trail of awesome natural beauty full of contrasts and new perspectives. Easily accessible.
Children have a blast at quaint Brandalm mountain hut: there is a small zoo with pot-bellied pigs, goats and rabbits. (summer)
“Grit your teeth and off you go“ is the slogan for the mighty, 83 meter long Suspension Bridge offering uninterrupted panoramic views of “Maurer Rinne“ ravine. What‘s best, there is a special track for dogs. This superb steel construction built in June 2013, features a total height of incredible 220 meters. Real daredevils can glance down at the valley bottom with lovely Längenfeld in its center.
Starting point: Information Längenfeld
Walking time, both ways: approx. 2.5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Difference in altitude: 280 m

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Pestkapelle - zur heiligen Dreifaltigkeit

chapel , excursion tips

The chapel Pestkapelle was built in 1661 on the "Kropfbühel" in Längenfeld. In 1614 the plague broke out in Längenfeld. This was the reason to built the Pestkapelle to bury the victims of the disea over there.
In year 1670 the high altar and in 1770 the side altar in Rococo style were built by Hans Reindl.

The Chapel Pestkapelle is located in Oberried.

Starting point: Information Längenfeld
Walking time, both ways: approx. 45 minutes
Difficulty level: very easy
Difference in altitude: approx. 50 m

Opening Hours:
01.05.2013 - 31.12.2021
Mo: 07:00-20:00
Tu: 07:00-20:00
We: 07:00-20:00
Th: 07:00-20:00
Fr: 07:00-20:00
Sa: 07:00-20:00
Su: 07:00-20:00
Today: 07:00 - 20:00

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Pfarrkirche Hl. Martin in Huben

excursion tips , churches/monasteries/convents

The parish church of St. Martin in Huben was built instead of a baroque church in 1805-31. Surrounded by the cemetery, the three-bay, simple hall building has been equipped in 1870 with a high east tower. In 1816 ceiling paintings were added in the church and in 1820 a high altar.

Opening Hours:
01.05.2010 - 31.12.2021
Mo: 08:00-18:00
Tu: 08:00-18:00
We: 08:00-18:00
Th: 08:00-18:00
Fr: 08:00-18:00
Sa: 08:00-18:00
Su: 08:00-18:00
Today: 08:00 - 18:00


Naturpark Haus


The new Naturpark Haus in Längenfeld sees itself as an information hub and competence center for Ötztal nature. The exhibition in the Naturpark House shows in a unique way the Ötztal biodiversity in all its facets. Special Ötztal plants, animals and habitats are explained as well as the geology and the rockfalls. The permanently present topic of water in the Ötztal is also presented in all its facets - from glaciers to lakes, rivers and bogs. In addition to bilingual (de / en) information boards, the contents are opened up via sensory impressions, eg by means of a listening station, touch screens, VR glasses, hologram and digital wall relief.
Admission: € 5,00/pers., € 2,50/child, reductions for families, partner companies, groups, etc.


Lehner Wasserfall

excursion , waterfall , excursion tips

Powerful Waters Close-By
Roaring Alpine water cascades down 80 meters right into the deep gorge – formed a couple of million years ago. Pure energy and elemental force cast a spell over hikers and climbers.
The well-maintained hiking trail takes nature aficionados halfway up to the falls, offering double the fun: this is an experience in close touch with nature and water spray as well as a fantastic vantage point overlooking the waterfall‘s climbing area on the opposite part. Benches invite the tired hiker to take a rest or simply watch the cool sportsmen. A wooden platform at the upper end of the route provides great photo scenes. The hiking tour through the shady larch forest is easy and safe as it features a wooden handrail on the steeper sections.
A higher instance guards the trail. At the entrance to the Stations of the Cross walkers stop at Zarrach Chapel and then continue along the 14 wayside shrines to St. Mary‘s Grotto located on top.
Starting point: local heritage museum, hamlet of Lehn
Walking time, both ways: 50 minutes
Difficulty level: intermediate
Difference in altitude: 150 m

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To commemorate the founder of the Alpenverein, Pastor Franz Senn, a memorial was erected near the parish church.The birthplace of Franz Senn and the Franz Senn Memorial Chapel are located in Unterlängenfeld and are also reminiscent of the glacier priest.The Franz-Senn birth house can only be visited from the outside.

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Picture-book idyll in the fairytale forest
It happened some 10,000 years ago. Still today hikers can marvel at the vast rockslide area in the surroundings of Köfels. 11 information panels along the 5.7 km Winkelberg Geology Trail tell you more about this stony history.
The giant basin of Längenfeld was formed by huge amounts of water, rubble and ice. Its nearby rockslide forest is interspersed with enormous granite rocks and boulders. Can you feel the icy breath of air coming from deep inside the ravines and gorges? Maybe you better focus on the staffed forest animals watching you from behind the trees!
Of course, there is also a witch cave.
Magic never ends in the Fairytale Forest. Soon you will reach jade-green Lake Winkelbergsee with the three little islands sparkling in the summer sun. A true natural gem, fed by crystal clear spring water. Slightly above little explorers find a small mountain brook and water play park with mill wheels. Nature itself is the most inspiring playground.
Starting point: car park next to the bridge over Ötztaler Ache near Au – Winklen
Walking time, both ways: approx. 2.5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Difference in altitude: approx. 150 m

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Kaplaneikirche Maria Hilf in Gries

excursion tips , churches/monasteries/convents
Opening Hours:
01.05.2010 - 31.12.2020
Mo: 08:00-18:00
Tu: 08:00-18:00
We: 08:00-18:00
Th: 08:00-18:00
Fr: 08:00-18:00
Sa: 08:00-18:00
Su: 08:00-18:00
Today: 08:00 - 18:00


Naturpark Bronzerelief-Ausschnitt

various sights

Directly at the point where the Winnebach ends into the Fischbach, interested people can learn about the habitat "Wild Water" but also about the function of the protection forest or the history of the mountain village Gries. The intersection of the glacier rivers is shown as a wooden model.


BAD(L) Längenfeld

sightseeing/guided tour , museum/gallery , open-air museum

Exactly where a sulphurous spring was bubbling in the 16th century, today the area around the Nature Park House, which is planted in a variety of ways and with a small waterfall, forms a special place of power. In the walk-in "borehole" and in the equally accessible "sulfur rock" the whole family can trace the history from the Bauernbadl over the former spa to the construction of the thermal bath Aqua Dome.
Seating areas invite you to relax and linger.

In addition to the historical experience, there is the possibility to take sulfur water for drinking and takeaway.

Opening Hours:
11.07.2019 - 31.12.2021
Mo: 00:00-00:00
Tu: 00:00-00:00
We: 00:00-00:00
Th: 00:00-00:00
Fr: 00:00-00:00
Sa: 00:00-00:00
Su: 00:00-00:00
Today: 00:00 - 00:00

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Ötztaler Heimat- und Freilichtmuseum

excursion tips , open-air museum

The Ötztal museum of local history is located in Lehn.

Outside the business hours visits on request are possible from the beginning of May until the end of October.

Our museum of local history in Lehn invites not only to view old and traditional article of daily use, it also offers a special cultural delicacy. Local authors and poets organize lectures, that also contains "local music".

In the meantime you can eat "Huasmus" in the smoke kitchen.

adult € 8,00
kids until 14 years - free admission.

Opening Hours:
01.05.2020 - 31.05.2020
Mo: -
Tu: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
We: -
Th: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
Fr: -
Sa: -
Su: -
01.06.2020 - 30.09.2020
Mo: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
Tu: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
We: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
Th: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
Fr: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
Sa: -
Su: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00

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The fire-spitting dragon
The journey is its own reward – here it is true!
Behind every corner walkers can discover a new mystic figure dating back to Ötztal‘s long history in story-telling. The trail features 14 stations with life-sized fabled figures that are made from scrap metal by Annemarie and Günther Fahrner. Information panels display more detailed information on the single characters from old Ötztal tales – like “Wildes Mandl“, the mystic local, or “Engelswand“ rock face.
The ascent seems easier than expected as there are new highlights in a row: the headless horseman, the 5.5-meter tall dragon or the mystic little guy accompany hikers to the scenic wedding chapel made of wood and glass.
Picture-book natural landscapes go hand in hand with the stylish ambiance of Alpengasthof am Feuerstein. The private wine cellar – interspersed with huge rocks – is in perfect harmony with romantic candles creating a very special kind of magic.
Please note: The Trail of Legends is not illuminated!
Starting point: Huben football field, next to campsite
Walking time, both ways: 2 hours
You can also return on the broad forest road
Difficulty level: intermediate
Difference in altitude: 430 m

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Pfarrkirche Hl. Katharina in Längenfeld

excursion tips , churches/monasteries/convents

The church Pfarrkirche Hl. Katharina in Längenfeld was built in the 14th century and reconstructed in 1518 in late Gothic style. The main entrance features Gothic elements as well. Highest church tower in the entire Ötztal valley.

Opening Hours:
01.05.2010 - 31.12.2021
Mo: 08:00-21:00
Tu: 08:00-21:00
We: 08:00-21:00
Th: 08:00-21:00
Fr: 08:00-21:00
Sa: 08:00-21:00
Su: 08:00-21:00
Today: 08:00 - 21:00

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Albin Egger-Lienz Themenweg

museum/gallery , excursion tips

Thematic trail along the Fischbach promenade in Längenfeld
This path was dedicated to the painter Albin Egger-Lienz, who spent many summer months in Längenfeld.

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Grieser Besinnungsweg

excursion , viewpoints/viewing platforms

Recreation for body, sould and mind
Gries makes a great spot for all those aiming high. At about 600 m altitude you are already a bit closer to the sky than anywhere else. Fabulous Alpine setting, idyllic pastures, peaceful meadows. Indulge in real rest and recreation amid the romantic mountainscape. Nature explorers head for the scenic Maria Hilf Pilgrimage Church where also the Trail of Senses starts: enjoy a spiritual and contemplative walking tour in unspoilt surroundings. This easily ascending route travels through meadows and forests from Gries along the Stations of the Cross to the newly installed vantage platform.
Here you enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the secluded mountain village with the mighty Stubai Alps, Schrankogel peak and Mutterberger Seepitze summit as lovely backdrop.
The slightly descending trail leads to the Collegiate Chapel. After crossing the Gries federal road, you follow Fischbach brook which takes you back to the start.
Starting point: 20 m below the church, keep to the right
Walking time, both ways: approx. 1 hour
Difficulty level: easy
Difference in altitude: 80 m

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Felsensteig Strelesperre am Fischbach

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Elated Moments at the giant White Water Swirls
First the mountain brook shows its most gentle side. Bubbling waters meandering through the larch forest, until Fischbach brook reaches the huge detention basin and the up to six meter thick dam wall with all its elemental power. Tree trunks, scree and boulders dashing against the pyramid-shaped wall – a brilliant invention dating back to 1928!
Murmuring and rushing sounds are omnipresent in this water swirl area!
It’s hard to leave this enchanting platform towering high above the dancing waves. Step on the new wooden stairs and walk towards the next Place of Strength – the Suspension Bridge.
The serviced Brandalm and the small chapel, offering uninterrupted views, make a perfect rest stop before you cross the thrilling Suspension Bridge. From Burgstein, the sunny high altitude plateau, you walk down along the never-ending Iron Chain featuring the names of all regular guests who restore energy in Längenfeld habitually.
Starting point: Längenfeld center, Fischbach Bridge, follow “Strelesperre” signs
Walking time: round tour from/to starting point, 2,5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Difference in altitude: 280 m

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